Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lunches April 30th - May 3rd

Boogs' lunches are inspired by the books we read at bedtime the previous evening. Each night, Boogs reads one book to me and I read two books to him. I usually post his lunches once a week. Click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post to see lunches from previous weeks. 

The Silly Story Of Goldie Locks and the Three Squares
by Grace Maccarone

Boogs enjoyed reading this book and using his homemade geoboard to create the shapes listed in the story.  Shapes were everywhere in the 3 Squares house. There were triangle, rectangle, and square noodles in the bowls instead of porridge. In the lunchbox: pentagon pb&j house, circle pepperoni bed, cheese triangle noodles, oval kiwi, rectangle chair pita chips, broccoli, and rectangle bed box of raisins. 
Boogs' pentagon house and rectangle
Boogs showing me how Goldie slid right
off of the triangle chair.

A Seed for Sid by Jenna Walton

This was Boogs' reading homework for the week. Sid finds a mystery seed and plants it to see what will grow. In the lunchbox: Sid the squirrel cheese and salami, pumpkin seeds, orange "pumpkin", Chex and pita chip ground in the garden, broccoli shrubbery, and yogurt.
We planted a mini herb garden.
It contains five different kinds
of seeds. We examined the seeds
before putting then in then soil.
None of them looked like Sid
the squirrel's seed.
We are going to watch and measure
the growth of our herb garden over
the next few weeks.

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
by Trenton Lee Stewart

This is the second book in the Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy. We listened to this story in the car over the past several weeks. Boogs enjoyed this sequel as much as the first book. Four children must fight against the evil world domination plans of Mr. Curtain to save their mentor, Mr. Benedict. We had many great discussions about the difference between right & wrong, standing up for what you believe in, trying your best, and perseverance. In the lunchbox: marmalade and almond butter Shortcut ship, broccoli jungle on the island, four apricot children, homemade pretzel Kate's rope, Babybel cheese clock because time is running out, and strawberries.

Start Sculpting by John Plowman 
Boogs and a few of his friends began working on a clay sculpting project during our Wednesday learning playdate. This was one of the sculpting books that we looked through to get ideas and information about sculpting. One of the things Boogs made was a clay bowl. I tried to turn the fun of sculpting into Boogs' lunch today. In the lunchbox: bread bowl filled with ham & cheese, carved carrots with spinach, sculpted cereal bar hearts, pistachios, and applesauce.

Friday's lunch will be posted later as part of a Star Wars themed bento blog hop. Check back later to see how the force is with Friday's lunch. Be sure to check out the wonderful sites I link to on my sidebar! If you want to see more book inspired lunches, click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post. Be sure to leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by.


  1. That is amazing. It must be so fun to open up the lunch and see how it connects to the books. It shows how much you love him!

    1. Thank you. My son actually helps me come up with some of the ideas for the lunch items.

  2. Love the new profile of your blog...Enjoy it trememdously..
    GM & GP

    1. Blogger made my background disappear. I kind of got it back to "normal". Sorry I did not keep the background you liked so much, GM. Boogs sends you a webcam high five.

  3. What wonderful books! I wonder if your guy dreams of what the lunches will look like the next day!

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

    1. I wonder, too. He tells me he can never remember his dreams.

  4. These are incredible! I've seen quite a few original lunch and snack ideas on Pinterest, but these are truly amazing. Thanks for linking up to the Kid's Co-op!

    1. Thank you! My son and I have fun reading books and making lunches together.